Our People and Skills

Scotland's got talent. Our skilled people can help take your business to the next level.

5 reasons Scotland has the skills you need

  • Scotland has one of the highest concentration of universities in Europe
  • Five Scottish universities are ranked in the top 200 according to the 2018 Times Higher Education rankings – that puts them amongst the top 1% globally
  • Our research is changing the world - 86% of Scottish research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework for 2014 was judged to have ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
  • Over 50% of our working population has further education
  • Scotland’s universities produce spin-outs at a dizzying rate – in fact, more companies are formed based on university research here than any other part of the UK  

Why Spire chose Scotland

Skilled talent was one of the top reasons this Californian satellite-based data company set up in Glasgow. “We have found the people that we have been able to attract in Scotland to be absolutely world-class.” - Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire

Need help finding the right people for your business?

TalentScotland can help investors attract and retain skilled professionals. Whether you need advice about relocating, immigration or anything in between, they can help.

Get support from TalentScotland

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Skills Support in Scotland Brochure (PDF, 1.3MB)

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Scotland offers a revolutionary curriculum and internationally-renowned universities.

Accessing talent

We can help you access the talent you need to succeed.


From our education, through to our workforce training, we aim to instil the entrepreneurial spirit that underpins all successful business economies.

If you have any questions or want to talk with one of our advisers, we’re always ready to help.